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Keeping pets at home by providing
assistance to financially challenged
Who Are We?
Tails of Help is a volunteer-driven registered charity focused on helping Albertans in need. Approved by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, we help fund essential veterinary care for ill or injured pets of owners who are experiencing financial hardship. Our goal is to help keep pets healthy and with their loving families.
How Can I help?
We are currently engaged in our annual fundraising campaign and need your support! As part of our annual campaigns we offer varying levels of recognition for both individuals and corporations. Learn more.
Volunteer your time — Whether you can lend a hand for a few hours, or help lead some of our bigger projects, your skills and talents can be a big help to our cause.
Who Do We Help?
We help seniors, disabled, or low income pet owners who own pets that need essential veterinary treatment. We can help care for companion animals of all kinds, from dogs and cats to birds and ferrets.
See complete Eligibility Criteria.
Why Is Our Work Important?
Research shows that too many Albertans are forced to give up a family pet because they cannot afford needed health care. When financial hardship strikes, animals are often left untreated, suffering, surrendered, or even euthanized.
Learn more about the value of the Human Animal Bond.
*Tails of Help is seeking to raise commitments of $330,000 during its fiscal year ending October 31, 2017 through its fundraising campaigns. We estimate that it will cost our organization $120,000 to raise this amount. We anticipate that these organizational costs will be entirely covered by corporate sponsorships, grants, and our golf tournament charity event. This means that 100% of all additional donations will go toward our charitable activity of helping pets and families. Please note that this is the first full year that we will have a paid staff member working for the charity. We plan to use the money to fund essential veterinary care for ill or injured pets of Alberta owners who are experiencing financial hardship. Our goal is to keep pets healthy and with their loving families. For further information, please visit www.tailsofhelp.ca, or phone Andrew Ewan, Executive Director at 587-575-8415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Our mailing address is 1260 – 5328 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, T6H 4J8. Tails of Help is incorporated under the Companies Act (Alberta) and is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada).